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Pablo Arrieta R. wrote:
> Dear Members,
> In order to support my aim ( improve the valorization of the Structural Civil Engineer in Chile..)
> I would appreciate very much be acquainted about the strucutral Engineering fees of a typical building project in US ( California ) or other countries with high seismic risk for  housing, buildings, offices, industrial ,etc.
> Could you give me some idea ?
> % of the Architect
> % Of the Complete Building
> Do you have the chance to contact me with some other people involved in these matter in order to know more details?....
> This is very important to me. Thanking in advance.
> With kind regards,
> Pablo Arrieta R.
> Civil Structural Engineer P.U.C. / RFA Ingenieros
> Bustos 2057 - Providencia
> Casilla 2895
> Santiago - Chile
> Phone         :  56-2-2050570 /Fax :  56-2-2256969
> e-mail          :  parrieta(--nospam--at)
> Web Site    :  ( Visit us !)
Dear Mr. Arrieta:

In Costa Rica a structural engineer charges about 1.5% of the total
construction cost of the project.  This percentage is kind the top.  In
the case of low rise residential buildings this percentage could be as
low as 0.7%.


Mario A. Tioli D, P.E.
San Jose, Costa Rica